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1st Hannover PreMoot Conference

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7th Hanover PreMoot Conference

Program of the 7th PreMoot Conference, Thursday, 15th February 2018:

3.00 p.m. - Words of welcome

3.20 p.m. -  Watch Your Step – Social and Environmental Impacts of Shoe and Leather Production in India Anton Pieper, Südwind, Bonn

3.50 p.m. General overview of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules – between Ad-hoc and Institutional Arbitration
Nicola Zeibig, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover

4.30 p.m. - Coffee break

5.00 p.m. - Challenge procedure of arbitrators under the UNCITRAL Model Law and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
Jan Erik Spangenberg, Lawyer, Hamburg

5.40 p.m. - Third-Party Funding in International Commercial Arbitration - Access to justice by parties without funds and possible conflicts of interest
Marcel Wegmüller, Managing Partner, Zug

6.30 p.m. - The new DIS Arbitration Rules Patryk Kulig, German Institution of Arbitration, Cologne

7.15 p.m. - PreMoot Welcome Evening


Program of the 6th PreMoot Conference, Thursday, 02nd March 2017:

3.00 p.m. - Words of welcome

3.20 p.m. - Overview CAM-CCBC Rules
Erika Levin, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel to TheJudge, New York

4.00 p.m. - Arbitration Clauses
Dr. Rouven Bodenheimer, Bodenheimer Herzberg, Cologne/Berlin

4.40 p.m. - Coffee Break

5.00 p.m. - Security for Costs
Hon.-Prof. Dr. Irene Welser, CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Rechtsanwälte, Vienna

5.45 p.m. - DIS 40 Conference: Professions and Perspectives in Arbitration
Dr. Charlotte Dobers-Koch, CMS Hasche Sigle, Hamburg
Jan Heiko Köhlbrandt, LL.M., ADM Germany GmbH, Hamburg
Axel Benjamin Herzberg, LL.M., Bodenheimer Herzberg, Cologne/Berlin
Viktor v. Essen, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt

7.15 p.m. - PreMoot Welcome Evening


Program of the 5th PreMoot Conference, Thursday, 11th February 2016:

3.00 p.m. - Words of Welcome
Christoph Bauch, Nassim Eslami, Sven Hasenstab, Christian Wolf,
Founder of the Hanover PreMoot

3.20 p.m. - The Inside View I: The VIAC-Rules
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz M.B.L.-HSG, Vice President VIAC and Graf & Pitkowitz, Vienna

4.00 p.m. - The Inside View II: The IBA Rules - A Conciliator between Civil and Common Law
Rechtsanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof Professor Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler, LL.M., Ettlingen bei Karlsruhe

4.40 p.m. - Coffee Break

5.00 p.m. - Costs in Arbitration
Dr. Anke Sessler, Skadden, Arps, Frankfurt

5.40 p.m. - Damages under the CISG
Dr. Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg

6.20 p.m. - Post Arbitration Process: Some major Obstacles
Dr. Frank Spohnheimer, FernUniversität Hagen

7.00 p.m. - PreMoot Welcoming Evening
With the Wine-Advocate


4th Hannover PreMoot Conference - "Arbitration without Consent" (supported by ICC YAF)

For the fourth time the Leibniz University of Hannover, the Institute for Procedural Law and Attorney Regulations (IPA) and the Hannover Vis Alumni Association (HVAA) will again hold the "Hannover PreMoot Conference". Seasoned scholars and professionals will talk about topics closely related to the Vis Moot Case.The Conference is supported by ICC YAF. 




Alma Forgó, Deputy Counsel ICC, Paris

Alma Forgó is a German qualified lawyer and Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, where she is in charge of international arbitration cases mainly involving parties from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Baltic countries. Alma holds a Master's degree in International Public Law from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Before joining the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Alma trained in the International Arbitration departments of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London and of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris. She participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as a student with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and co-coached the Vis Moot team of Université Paris I Sorbonne.

Andreas J. Roquette, LL.M. (New York), CMS Hasche Sigle

Andreas J. Roquette is a partner and member of the Projects division of the practice group Real Estate & Public. He acts mainly in large projects in above-ground construction and infrastructure, plant construction and transport as well as public-private partnership projects. His work includes generating the conceptual framework for, structuring and drafting of contracts as well as ongoing advice during projects. Further he represents clients in large-scale litigation as well as in arbitration proceedings and in the settlement of disputes out-of-court.  Andreas J. Roquette is a member of the Legal Work Group of the Reform Commission for Construction of Large Projects at the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development (BMVBS), the German Court Conference on Construction Law (member of Working Group VII – out-of-court dispute settlement), the Centre for German and International Civil and Structural Engineering Law, the German Association for Construction Law, the German Institute of Arbritation and of the Federal Association PPP.

Moritz Schmitt, LL.M. (NYU), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Moritz Schmitt is an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He is based in the firm’s Frankfurt office and is currently seconded to the Vienna office. As a member of Freshfields' Dispute Resolution Group, his specialist focus includes international commercial and investment arbitration. Moritz has previously clerked on the Upper Regional Court Hamburg and trained with Freshfields in Hamburg and Hong Kong. He has also worked as teaching and research assistant at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Moritz completed his legal education at the University of Freiburg and the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He earned his master of laws degree at New York University School of Law as a Fulbright Scholar. As a former participant, coach and arbitrator, Moritz has gained extensive experience in several mooting competitions. He frequently writes and speaks on topics of international arbitration and the CISG.

Dr. Hans-Patrick Schroeder, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dr. Hans-Patrick Schroeder is a partner at Freshfields working from the Hamburg office. He is a member of the dispute resolution practice group and specialises in arbitration, national and international litigation and distribution law. He is also a member of the automotive sector group. Patrick has published several articles on arbitration, commercial law and contract law. He completed his legal education at the universities of Hanover and Le Havre, France. He holds the degree of doctor of laws (Dr iur) from Hanover university and a master’s degree in European legal practice (MLE), acquired during his studies in Hanover and Le Havre. At the Centre for Negotiation and Mediation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, he was certified as a mediator for economic disputes (Wirtschaftsmediator).

Dr. Anke Sessler, Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Dr. Anke Sessler joined Skadden as a partner on September 1, 2014. For six years, Dr. Sessler was chief counsel litigation at Siemens AG in Munich. Prior to joining Siemens, she was a partner at another top international law firm in Frankfurt for more than 10 years. She has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration, including in the corporate and finance sectors, as well as in disputes involving directors’ liability and antitrust litigation. Dr. Sessler is a CEDR-accredited mediator and has served on various arbitration-related institutions such as the DIS Advisory Board, ICC Commission on Arbitration, ICC National Committee Germany, AAA and ASA Board. She served on the ICSID Panel of Conciliators for Germany until 2013. Recently, Dr. Sessler was appointed to serve on the Governing Board of ICCA.

Professor Dr. Kristina Siig, University of Southern Denmark

Dr. Juris Kristina Siig is an associate Prof. (tenured). She researches within the areas of international trade law in general, in particular with view to international arbitration and maritime law. Kristina Siig obtained her doctorate in maritime arbitration from the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law in Oslo, Norway. Since then she has been with the Department of Private Law, at the University of Aarhus, as well as having practiced maritime law with Messrs. Gorrissen Federspiel.  Since 2005 associate professor at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark, where she has been coaching the local team since 2008. When time allows Dr. Kristina Siig still practices within the fields of maritime law and international arbitration.





3rd Hannover PreMoot Conference - "The Judicialization of Arbitration"

The 3rd Hannover PreMoot Conference was a great success! For the first time the conference was not only opened for arbitrators and coaches but also for team members. We want to thank again all the distinguished speakers: Michel Gonda (LALLEMAND & LEGROS, Brussels), Dr. Stephan Wilske (Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart), Tom Christopher Pröstler (CMS Hasche Sigle, Munich), Timothy G. Nelson (Skadden, New York), Ambassador David Huebner (Los Angeles) and Dr. Philipp K. Wagner (Wagner Arbitration, Berlin). 


Here you find the Program of the 3rd Hannover PreMoot Conference.


You may find the presentations here.


Save the date for the 4th Hannover PreMoot Conference on 19th February 2015 and the 9th Hannover PreMoot from 19th - 21st February 2015!


2nd PreMoot Conference - "Autonomy vs. Policy"



The 2nd Hannover PreMoot Conference was a great success!  We want to thank again all the distinguished speakers: Professor Dr. Eckart Brödermann, LL.M. (CEAC Hamburg), Amy Cohen Kläsener (Shearman Sterling Frankfurt), Professor Dr. Hartmut Hamann (Hamann Rechtsanwälte Stuttgart), Wang Yuan, LL.M. (Halle), Professor Burt Newborn, LL.B. (NYU).

1st PreMoot Conference - "Arbitrators Power to sanction unethical and illegal behavior"



For the first time we organised an international conference right before the Hannover PreMoot. The Institute for Procedural Law and Attorney Regulations (IPA) and the Hanover Vis Alumni Association once again would like to thank Dr. Lutz Kniprath (Herfurth und Partner Hannover), Dr. Alexandra Diehl (Clifford Chance Düsseldorf), Dr. Thorsten Lörcher (CMS Hasche Sigle Cologne), Anthony E. Davis (Hinshaw & Culbertson New York), Dr. Stephan Wilske (Gleiss Lutz Stuttgart), Dr. Markus S. Rieder (Shearman Sterlin Munich).